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Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park

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Address: Castleton Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Peak District National Park SK23 0QS, England
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+44 1298 814099
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10:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:30
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The Chestnut Centre is an escape from the bustle of life, in a secluded...

The Chestnut Centre is an escape from the bustle of life, in a secluded natural valley in the Peak National Park. The centre is home to 4 species of otters including the rare Giant Otter, 15 species of owl, tame fallow deer in the deer herd, foxes, pine marten and the elusive, endangered Scottish Wildcat etc. Truly a ‘Hidden Gem in a Hidden Valley”.

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Pickwick is the star of the show!

We have been to the Chestnut centre multiple times over the last few years and every time it is a pleasure. Especially in Winter you have to time your visits with the feedings as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As per Gari W's review, though only managed a couple of hours wondering round. Would probably take longer if you have kids, or in the warmer weather. Really nice spot, in lovely countryside - enjoyed the walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Chestnut centre multiple times over the last few years and every time it is a pleasure. Especially in Winter you have to time your visits with the feedings as otherwise the otters aren't always very active (they come from hot countries and it is very cold!) but the sounds they make as they move around... More 

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best experience today simply as we are two adults and a number of the animals didn't appear to be present - also I imagine more are more active at dusk, and so I'm not sure how this works year round. Had a good day walking around, was a little less structured than we imagined. Had ourselves a pleasant... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There is loads to do See animals Go on walks The views are great The trail is brilliant We went there during the snow on a separate occasion and it was wowzers

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I came here with my husband, our 3 year old and my elderly mum. It was a lovely place to walk and fantastic to see the owls, deer and otters. There is a small but well stocked shop and cafe, so we enjoyed lunch after our walk around the park. There was plenty to keep our 3 year old amused... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

On Sat 3rd Dec we arrived at the Chestnut Centre with 15 Cubs. We were staying in Castleton and had booked an educational trip. Mark came out to greet us and talked us through the plan for the day. A room had been made available for us to use for lunch. Mark took us all around the Centre talking to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Never In my life have I seen a more magical santas grotto!!!!! Every little detail has been thought of, there are baby chicks, hens and even an owl which was amazing. With leaves under foot and hay bales to sit on it feels very winter wonderland. Father Christmas was fantastic very welcoming and very in role. If you have small... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely frosty morning, sun shining through trees, relaxing & tranquil. Deer, owls, otters. Tea room & gift shop were a welcome stop after cold walk. Grandson is 6 & he enjoyed it all. Advise sensible shoes/boots

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for my birthday as I'm obsessed with otters. It's such a lovely place all the animals look happy and well cared for. We arrived in time to see all the animals being fed, the keeper told us so much about the animals and their characters, he also answered any questions you had. We followed the keeper and watched... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We visited with about 25 Guides, the tour guide (Barry) who took the group round was really informative and kept the girls interested. They even delayed feeding time fr the giant otters so that the girls could watch them eat. Highly recommend.

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